09/06/17 Amen

READING: Psalms 148-150, 1 Corinthians 15:29-58 “Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6 It was a hot day in Africa. My students and I had traveled there…

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Why Tradition in a Church is Good and Traditionalism is Not

Years ago, I heard Chuck Swindoll, long-term pastor and now the chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, speak about the dangers of traditionalism. More recently, I read his devotion on the same topic, where he defined traditionalism as “an attitude that resists change, adaptation, or alteration.

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09/05/17 Raised

READING: Psalms 146-147, 1 Corinthians 15:1-28 “He was raised on the third day.” 1 Corinthians 15:4 May I be honest with you? I take the…

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8 Things Pastors Need to Remember

This past Sunday, one of my mentees (Trevor Forbis, who’s written for this blog) preached his first sermon in a church. As I listened to him, it occurred to me that it’s good for pastors to occasionally remember some things from our ministry.

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09/04/17 Worthy of Praise

READING: Psalms 143-145, 1 Corinthians 14:21-40 “I exalt You, my God the King, and praise Your name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:1 I confess that…

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Things Pastors Wish They Knew

This is the third installment of insights we gained when my students at Southeastern Seminary interviewed pastors who’ve served at least ten years. Beyond telling us their greatest joys and biggest frustrations, pastors also told us what they wish they knew when they started ministry.

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09/03/17 Building Up the Church

READING: Psalms 140-142, 1 Corinthians 14:1-20 “He who prophesies builds up the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:4 Today, folks all over the globe will preach the…

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09/02/17 Search Me

READING: Psalms 137-139, 1 Corinthians 13 “Search me, God, and know my heart.” Psalm 139:23 Today’s another one of those days when the Word just…

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